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Bahamut
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Q1: If the cache is set to 0, or is disabled, where does the content go?
Q2: Why have a low cache setting if it means constant rewrites to stay under quota?
Q3: Is there constant rewriting with a cache that is disabled or set to 0?

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Cache Disabled

Setting it to zero disables disk cache. There is none so it doesn't go anywhere. FF still uses RAM to cache.

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"Where does the content go?"

Best quote ever. The content doesn't go anywhere if the cache is disabled. That's the whole point of disabling the cache. It stays on the Internet, and is downloaded on-demand.

As John said, Firefox will still use a RAM cache even if the disk cache is disabled to improve performance during a session. The RAM cache is, of course, discarded when Firefox quits.

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Yes! Absolutely true, what Bruce & John T. Haller said!

When I used to run Portable Firefox with the cache 'disabled', so called, PFF would still cache a page or two in mem, depending on its' size. However, if the page was, like, 200k, Portable Firefox wouldn't cache 'jack squat' with the disk cache zero'ed out.

So, it's a 'hit or miss' situation...

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RAM is a place, is it not?

RAM is a place, is it not?

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Yes, but...

I think in asking "where does the content go?" he was expecting it to go into some form of long-term storage, which is not the case if the disk cache is disabled.

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No. I was wondering because

No. I was wondering because the content has be somewhere local in order to be used. I didn't ask where it would be stored. Blum

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